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Fans turn out in force at local viewing parties


Ryan Hermens

Karen Rehmer reacts to a basket by Sidney on the TV during the state championship game on Saturday. More than a 100 people turned out for a viewing party at Hillside Bar and Grill.

As the Sidney High Red Raiders battled 350 miles away in Lincoln on Saturday, local fans turned out at local watering holes to watch the game live on TV.

At least 100 people stopped in at Hillside Bar and Grill to view the game with fellow Raider supporters.

Judy Morrison, manager at Hillside, said she was surprised by the turnout.

“We filled up quickly,” she said. “There are a lot of supporters for Sidney.”

Expecting at the least a busier than normal Saturday, she had called in three additional staff members.

“We stand behind our community,” she said. “That’s just the way e...

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